At St. John’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide a Physical Education curriculum that gives he children the knowledge and skills required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. It is at the heart of our Gospel Values at St. John’s giving the children the opportunity to build upon these values:

  • Kindness
  • Forgiveness
  • Peace
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Justice
  • Humility
  • Integrity.

We want all children to experience a wide variety of sport and physical skills which both improve long term fitness and leads to them making good life choices. Pe is integral to teaching core life skills such as promotion of self-esteem, physical confidence and problem solving.


  • Two one-hour sessions a week for each year group, focussing on the basic agility, balance and co-ordination skills necessary to achieve in all areas of the sporting curriculum. This is then used and applied in many different sports and activities. One hour is led by our class teacher and the other hour is led by a sports coach (provided by Premier Sports)
  • Supplying Real PE training for staff and regularly auditing the PE cupboard to ensure it is fully equipped for all Real PE and sports lessons and that there is enough for each child to be able to engage fully.
  • Swimming for Year 4 classes in Autumn term.
  • To ensure all children have the opportunity to learn to swim competently, confidently and proficiently.
  • The children will engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of challenging situations. Each year, the children will take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance activities.
  • Intra-school sports using the school houses (KS2) or coloured groups (KS1). · NHPSS organised inter-school tournaments (virtual and real).
  • Before and after school clubs with varied sports.
  • · Sports day once a year as a Buzz Point involving all classes to encourage show casing skills and promoting a healthy attitude towards competition.
  • Regular monitoring of high quality teaching and learning in PE through observations and staff and pupil voices.


  • We aim to give children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life.
  • In Key Stage 1, the children will develop fundamental skills, are increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
  • In Key Stage 2, the children have continued to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences in movement.
  • All children have an enjoyment and confidence in taking part in PE inspiring them to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Children have acquired the skills required to achieve sporting success both individually and working with others.
  • Children know the rules of the most common sports in order to be prepared for secondary school.
  • Children have experienced friendly and competitive tournaments both intra and inter, and learned respectable competition attributes.
  • Children have increased stamina and fitness levels
  • Provided opportunities for children to experience a range of different sports in order to find a sport that is right for them
Subject Documents Date  
PE - OAA KS2 skills Progression Map 11th Jan 2022 Download
PE - Gymnastics Progression Map 11th Jan 2022 Download
PE - Dance - Progression Maps 11th Jan 2022 Download
PE - Athletics - Progression Map 11th Jan 2022 Download
PE - Games - Progression Maps 11th Jan 2022 Download
PE Curriculum map 2022 2023.. 28th Jul 2022 Download
PE End Points 25th Sep 2022 Download